The WHO Country Office in Romania was established in January 1991 in Bucharest in order to carry out a series of priority activities. These activities consisted of drug supply and rehabilitation of medical equipment, primary health care, and mother and child care which includes family planning, nursing, mental health, and AIDS. Today the Country Office’s main objective is to support the Ministry of Health and Romanian Government in developing health policy and improving the health of the population. The Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Romania and includes 3 staff members.

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Community nurses in Romania – the eyes, ears and voice of people in need

Primary health care is about helping people to live the healthiest lives possible and, when they need health care, providing the right care, at the right time, in their communities. It is not only fundamental in making universal health coverage a reality, but is also at the core of any well-functioning health system.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Romania
United Nations House
Primaverii Street 48A
Bucharest RO-011975
Tel.: +40 212017888, +40 731702886
Fax: +40 212017889

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
Intr. Cristian Popişteanu, Nr. 1-3, Sector 1
Bucharest RO-010024
Tel.: 40744831234
Fax: +40 21 312 4916

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Stopping measles in Romania

A large outbreak of measles has spread across Romania over the past year

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Life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)

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